SURGERY INFORMATION

In our practice we perform surgery in an operating suite with Dr. Beringer and in office injections with Dr. Jaffe.  Here is an overview of what to expect for your procedure.

PRE-SURGERY

1-4 weeks pre-surgery: Signed surgery consent forms with insurance approval

1-2 weeks pre-surgery: Scheduling with hospital or surgery center

1-7 days pre-surgery: Pre-Operative medical clearance by Nurse Practitioner in office,  Nurse Practitioner at Hospital or both

*Patients may need primary care clearance, pulmonology or cardiology clearance.  (Pre-Op clearance needs to be completed within 30 days of surgery)

*Patients having surgery must be off all blood thinners (i.e: Plavix, Aspirin, Coumadin/Warfarin) for at least 5 days

POST-SURGERY

1-3 days post-surgery: Patient will be discharged to home, home with homecare, skilled nursing facility for a couple of weeks, or to a rehab hospital. This is dependent on patient needs.

1-2 weeks post-surgery: Post up follow up with Nurse Practitioner or Surgeon.